skip to Main Content

Senior IP Consultant @ AON

  • 23 March, 2021
  • Jobs

Aon’s Intellectual Property Solutions team helps clients identify, protect, and maximize value from their most valuable assets in today’s business world, their intellectual property. Aon brings the best minds and strong analytical tools to provide a comprehensive approach to intellectual property strategy, valuation, and risk management across a client’s business – aligning current and future intellectual property assets with a business’ overarching strategy.

The Senior IP Consultants support the growth of the IP M&A and Strategy services in EMEA. This will include taking part in sales activities, managing and operating IP consulting projects, raising awareness of IP Solutions internally and externally. The Senior IP Consultants will be part of the EMEA IP Solutions group of specialists which also include experts in IP risk transfer solutions and are part of the wider Digital M&A team. The Senior IP Consultants will join a team with an ambitious growth plan which will offer opportunities for career development.

Location: London, UK

Click here for more information

Trade Secrets Manager @Elkem

  • 12 March, 2021
  • Jobs

As our Trade Secrets manager, you will become part of a global company with great ambitions and very exciting business opportunities. We are looking for an analytical, structured, with high synthesis capacity person who has good communication skills and is motivated to work for a company with long industrial traditions and an excellent platform for sustainable growth.

The Corporate IP department aligns Elkem’s IP strategy with the business strategy. Trade secrets are of high strategic importance for Elkem’s business units, and professional management of trade secrets is an important element of our IP strategy.

Location: Kristiansand or Oslo
Employment-type: 12 months temporary position, full-time

Click here for more information

Sr. Director, Licensing @InterDigital

  • 12 March, 2021
  • Jobs

The successful candidate will join a dynamic, professional, and respected Licensing Team aspiring to grow the licensing business of the company and influence the licensing industry and environment positively with its long-term licensing thought leadership role. The candidate will coordinate closely with many other teams/groups supporting the licensing business in its aspirations. The internal collaboration partners include the Legal Team which hosts the patent portfolio, technical support, and enforcement activities, along with a transactional legal support team, the Corporate Development Team working in the intersection of developing new business initiatives, assessing investment opportunities, and providing support in driving licensing strategies, the Research and Innovation group tasked with the world-class research, innovation and standardization activities generating new licensable assets, as well as our high-quality Government Relations and Communications departments supporting the long term sustainable licensing thought leadership and influencing goals that licensing drives. The position will also interface with the Finance team, in relation to driving integrated business planning relevant to licensing business as well as structuring of licensing deals. Together, these Teams comprise more than 500 members worldwide and include significant experience relating to standard-essential patents (“SEPs”).

Location: Helsinki, Finland
Employment-type: Full-time

Click here for more information

IP Paralegal @Spotify

  • 12 March, 2021
  • Jobs

Location: New York, NY
Job type: Permanent

Click here for more information

Demi Ibrahim

FALL 2020


Company: RPX Corp.

Location: San Francisco, USA (Remotely)

Time period: September – December 2020

My name is Demi Ibrahim and I graduated recently from UC Berkeley with a Master of Engineering in Bioengineering. During my time at Berkeley, I learned about IP analysis, strategy, and commercialization. I was fortunate enough to have been able to apply what I learned in an academic setting to my work experience at RPX. RPX specializes in patent litigation and acquisitions for their clients to help mitigate and manage any potential future litigation risks.

During my internship, I focused on the medical device industry and researching their patent landscape and litigation activity to see if this is a market that RPX should explore. This first required creating an extensive list of medical device companies and cross-checking their litigation history and frequency using RPX’s analytical tools. From this, I analyzed the top companies in this space experiencing the most litigation and came up with a recommendation for RPX whether or not it would be beneficial to enter the medical device space.

My experience at RPX is something I will be forever grateful for, and I wouldn’t have been able to have such an opportunity if it wasn’t for what I’ve learned from my advisors at my time in Berkeley.  I learned so much through my internship at RPX that I will use as I start my career and beyond. I encourage anyone who is interested in IP strategy to find ways to learn more about the industry and get involved.

If you have any questions regarding my experience or just curious about the IP space, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me!

New article on trade secrets published on the Journal Secrecy and Society by Haakon Thue Lie, Leif Martin Hokstad, and Donal O’Connell

Secrecy and Society is the only journal dedicated to secrecy studies, and this is their special issue on teaching secrecy. The topic is how to teach management of trade secrets, considering counter-intuitive areas such as secrecy being of use in open innovation.

Read Haakon Thue Lie, Leif Martin Hokstad, and Donal O’Connell‘s paper on “Teaching Trade Secret Management with Threshold Concepts.” Access the article HERE.